View attachment 2493 Physicist Stephen Hawking has unveiled a revolutionary clock with no hands or numbers. The £1million Corpus Clock has taken a team of specialist engineers seven years to create and will stand outside the library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Designed by inventor and horologist John Taylor, a student at the college in the 1950s, it has been described as the strangest clock on earth. It features a series of slits cut into its 4ft wide stainless steel face and a complex arrangement of darting lights show the time. Professor Hawking, who is a Cambridge professor and the author of A Brief History of Time, was guest of honour at a ceremony to mark the creation of the clock. "It's a wonderful idea," said Alan Midleton, curator of the British Horological Institute. "Only time will tell whether it will become as famous as Big Ben - I doubt it, actually." University officials said Dr Taylor was giving the clock, which will be visible to the public, to the college.